Topic: Spiritual Living

Sleep v.s. Meditation

Question from Kailash: Hello divine yogis. I have a problem with being awake when I try to practice my sadhana past the midnight…

Patience and Kindness

Question from Ray: Hello! I have a neighbor who is very loud and disturbs my peace. I can’t enter or leave the house…

In Memoriam: Timothy Kretzmann

Posted August 23, 2012  My heart breaks as I update this online book to say that Tim Kretzmann, my dear husband for 34 years, and beloved father of our 3 grown children, died of cancer on August 6th of this year. So much that I have written here about spiritualizing family life…and it all remains true…But…

Superconscious Living Exercises

The Six Exercises 1) Walk vigorously in place before meditating. Affirm, I am awake and ready!  I am awake and ready! 2) Extend your arms vigorously out to the side, then in front, then high above the head, affirming, “I am positive! energetic! enthusiastic!” a) Begin with your hands at the chest, flinging your arms…

What is God?

A children’s picture book about the chakras and the eight aspects of God. This document may take a moment to load. Note – you can go to full screen, or download and print, by using the buttons on the bottom tool bar. Prasanna Hankins is a mother of two children, and she serves as practitioner…

Living with Master

Question from Kailash: Hello and a very Happy New Year to all the 1,000 or more saints at Ananda! My question is what…

When Does the Soul Enter the Body?

By Mary Kretzmann Excerpted from “Finding God in Your Family” Children ask about the beginning of life. It may come up after they heard something on the schoolyard, and when we the parents aren’t quite ready for it. It might be sparked by things in movies, discussions at school, or by items in the news.…

Question from Ram Tej: I am a devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba. I am a bit fickle minded and leave everything at half done.…